Nonprofit Engagement Commission

The Nonprofit Engagement Commission serves as a catalyst for leveraging the best of Denver’s public and nonprofit sectors and their commitment to engaging in innovative and collaborative work. The Commission’s core work is focused on providing support for the Office of Nonprofit Engagement and the implementation of its strategies and goals.

It is made up of representatives from the nonprofit, government, and for-profit sectors, and Commissioners serve two-year terms. Applications for the Commission are accepted annually at any time, but has specific recruitment focus occurring in January and February, with new appointments being made in April. 


The Nonprofit Engagement Commission is a group of dedicated community members and nonprofit leaders who advocate for Denver nonprofits. We bring the voices and concerns of nonprofits directly to the mayor’s office, paving a way for more vibrant partnerships. 


We are currently recruiting commissioners that represent Denver’s diverse and thriving nonprofit sector to join us in our efforts to strengthen our city check out our 2021 Commission Priorities for more info! 


  1. Support Nonprofits that Serve our Unhoused Neighbors
  2. Advocate for the end of the traumatic displacements of our unhoused neighbors
  3. Support aligned housing policies on the state level
  4. Advance the Work of the Mayoral Nonprofit Wellbeing Taskforce Improve and streamline the contracting process within the City of Denver
  5. Increase operating funds for all nonprofits
  6. Amplify the Stories of Nonprofits Elevate the diverse voices, achievements, and needs of local nonprofits through storytelling


Commission Meetings

The Denver Nonprofit Engagement Commission meets the first Wednesday of every month from 12pm to 1:30pm. The commission is meeting virtually during the COVID19 pandemic. 

Zoom Meeting Information

Meeting ID: 899 8982 6967

Passcode: 677508

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Commission Members

Benjamin Weeda - Chair

Gerardo Lopez

Tracey Stewart

Christopher Conner

Cori Streetman

DeeDee DuVuyst

Djuana Harvell

LeRita Cavness

Linda Foster

Madisen Frederick

Mars Holsopple

Mary Coleman

Melanie Tsuchida

Flavia Zarcula



 Commission Bylaws 

 Denver Nonprofit Engagement Commission Bylaws